Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Bachelor of Arts in English Language (Dual Degree), Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Chinese, Cantonese (intermediate), English
Hello and thank you for your interests in ESSEC talk!
I am Yingpeng Yang, a 22-year-old student from China. I am currently in my first year of the Master in Management program at ESSEC Asia-Pacific campus.
Before coming to ESSEC, I studied in international business at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. The university is good, especially in science and engineering, but in business education, it is so focused on the academy, and we students in some degree might lack trainings in career development and not have many chances to connect to the real job markets.
I was also once an exchange student in National Taiwan University, where in a class I had the chance to visit UBS, completed an online course in Bloomberg office, and heard different professionals sharing their experiences in the financial industry. The exchange experience inspired me and I came to realize that I wanted to receive the business education in a different way, a combination of both learning in academic and in practice.
So when I was considering to apply for a master degree, the master in management program at ESSEC naturally caught my eyes. The program, known as Grande Ecole, offers me a numerous opportunities to learn ( different tracks and fairs, consulting projects, study trips, etc.) and makes me closer to the real industries through various professional talks, company visits and career services. The program also pushes to me to find internships to gain professional experience. Not to mention the great flexibility this program has: I can either study in each of the three campus, do exchange or double degree, or take a gap to conduct internship.
As I don't have a deep background in finance but want to work in this field in the future, I chose the "corporate finance track" out of the three tracks provided in Singapore (the other two are "business management in Asia" and "innovation, entrepreneurship & sustainability"). In this year I also have a course called Junior Consulting Experience, in which I could gain a preliminary understanding of consulting by doing three real-case projects.
As a melting pot of both the eastern and the western culture, Singapore is a wonderful option to start your study. For European students, it is a place where they can come out from their comfort zone to challenge themselves and learn more about Asia's markets. For non-European students, especially those from China or East-Asia, it is also a cushion before they go to Europe, and they can learn Asia through a different point of view as well.
Therefore, if you have any question concerning the MIM program, the Singapore campus or the application, please do not hesitate and reach me through email. I would be very happy to help you!